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ovidiu_m 04-22-11 08:36 AM

Derailleur Hanger Replacement
 
Hello, my name is Ovidiu and i'm from Romania. This winter i bought a trekking bike for commuting and 1 month ago i had an accident. I didn't get injured but my bike wasn't so lucky. My derailleur hanger was bent and i needed a replacement so i bought 2 from bicyclederailleurhanger.com. They don't fit and i can't send them back (stupid post office taxes). I don't know where i can get a hanger that actually fits . The problem is that here in Romania only known brands import hangers(Cube,Merida,Scott,Giant) and customer service sucks so no one can get me the replacement hanger, i have to find it myself. I can't find a web page,email adress, nothing about my frame or where to find a replacement hanger.Can anyone help?
Frame: Torpedo Tasman (Made in Germany)
Wrong derailleur hanger https://picasaweb.google.com/bodea.s...I6F2qbWvsabAg#
http://www.mcssl.com/store/bicyclede...nger/hanger-26
P.S. My hanger looks exactly the same (that's why i bought this one obviously) but i can't get the screws in because the holes don't align, one has a small eccentricity and the other is nowhere

FBinNY 04-22-11 08:48 AM

Wheels Manufacturing in Boulder makes a bunch of different hangers, but their selection is for bikes marketed in the USA, which your Torpedo isn't. There's a good chance that it uses the same hanger as another bike, so Wheels may have what you need, but there's an equal or greater chance that it's different, and you can't afford to keep buying hangers you can't use (unless eventually you open up "hangersinromania.com").

I suggest that you try to contact the frame's maker in Germany to either buy a hanger directly, or get the exact specs, or possibly the name of a dealer in Romania or Germany who can take care of this for you.

Dan Burkhart 04-22-11 08:54 AM

As mentioned before, Wheels Mfg. is probably the best, most complete source for hangers. They are also superior in strength to many OEM hangers, which may or may not be a positive when considering the hanger is designed to be the weak link to save frame damage.
Usually, you can pick your hanger by carefully comparing the one you have to the picture here.
http://wheelsmfg.com/content/view/686/27/
It can be a bit difficult finding a match if your current one is mangled, however.

ovidiu_m 04-22-11 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart (Post 12541531)
As mentioned before, Wheels Mfg. is probably the best, most complete source for hangers. They are also superior in strength to many OEM hangers, which may or may not be a positive when considering the hanger is designed to be the weak link to save frame damage.
Usually, you can pick your hanger by carefully comparing the one you have to the picture here.
http://wheelsmfg.com/content/view/686/27/
It can be a bit difficult finding a match if your current one is mangled, however.

I'm almost certain that the one in the link is exactly the same as the one i bought from bicyclederraileurhanger.com, it even has the same frames listed as compatible. It is a rare frame i admit but the real problem is that the one i bought it from knows nothing about the bike or where to find parts for it (he had it shipped from Germany by a friend) so no luck there. By comparison i bought the wrong hanger so trying doesn't help me.

HillRider 04-22-11 10:43 AM

Can you contact the German Frame's manufacturer directly or through their web site? A friend of my son-in-law bought a Canyon (also German made) bike and damaged the hanger. We were able to contact Canyon and ordered a replacement directly from them.

ovidiu_m 04-23-11 05:46 AM

Canyon is well known in Germany so a replacement hanger for their frames is not an issue. The problem with my frame is that it's very rare. I only found 3 online shops that sell the hole bike and none of them are in english (i used google translate and sent them an email) and none of them have a link to where they bought the bike so getting to the source seems rather difficult

jeepr 04-23-11 06:02 AM

I would get out the files, drill, and grinder. It will fit..

fatsoforgotso 04-23-11 10:11 AM

If you can't find it from another source, these people will machine a new hanger based on a photo and/or outline drawing (including a ruler in the photo, for scale, might be a good idea):
http://www.pilo.co.il/Derailleur_Hanger_.aspx
http://stores.ebay.com/CNC-Machined-Bicycle-Parts

But doing the same with a small machine shop in your own home country is probably the most economic, viable solution. I'm lucky enough to have a LBS here that has a small machine shop on the side and makes many parts on request, from desperate people.

ovidiu_m 04-23-11 11:20 PM


Originally Posted by fatsoforgotso (Post 12545490)
If you can't find it from another source, these people will machine a new hanger based on a photo and/or outline drawing (including a ruler in the photo, for scale, might be a good idea):
http://www.pilo.co.il/Derailleur_Hanger_.aspx
http://stores.ebay.com/CNC-Machined-Bicycle-Parts

But doing the same with a small machine shop in your own home country is probably the most economic, viable solution. I'm lucky enough to have a LBS here that has a small machine shop on the side and makes many parts on request, from desperate people.

I think that will be the solution, thanks

JonathanGennick 04-24-11 10:16 AM

Would a generic hanger like the following work?

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CCcQ8wIwAA#

ovidiu_m 04-30-11 11:23 AM

Yes it would work but it doesn't seem right to pay for something that isn't realy attached to the frame


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